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Do You Want More?!!!??!

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Intro / There's Something Goin' On
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Proceed
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Distortion To Static
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Mellow My Man
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I Remain Calm
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Datskat
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Lazy Afternoon
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? Vs. Rahzel
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Do You Want More?!!!??!
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What Goes On, Pt. 7
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Essaywhuman?!!!??!
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Swept Away
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You Ain't Fly
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Silent Treatment
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The Lesson Pt. 1
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The Unlocking
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Christina Lee is a freelance writer based in Atlanta, where she's still trying to find a venue she likes more than D.C.'s 9:30 Club. She once drank Ted Leo's be...more »

01.04.12
A headliner-length setlist from a budding opener
1995 | Label: Geffen

In November 1995, Malik B stepped off a bus in Düsseldorf, Germany, abandoning the rest of the Roots in the middle of a European tour. Geffen had just signed them to a seven-figure contract, which prompted the Philadelphia band to crank out Do You Want More?!!!??!, a headliner-length setlist from a budding opener. Among persistent chatter, a nonchalant soundcheck evolves into a full-blown jam in five minutes — a polished skit The Roots had perfected… read more »

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Because the Roots were pioneering a new style during the early ’90s, the band was forced to draw its own blueprints for its major-label debut album. It’s not surprising then, that Do You Want More?!!!??! sounds more like a document of old-school hip-hop than contemporary rap. The album is based on loose grooves and laid-back improvisation, and where most hip-hoppers use samples to draw songs together and provide a chorus, the Roots just keep on jamming. The problem is that the Roots’ jams begin to take the place of true songs, leaving most tracks with only that groove to speak for them. The notable exceptions — “Mellow My Man” and “Datskat,” among others — use different strategies to command attention: the sounds of a human beatbox , the great keyboard work of Scott Storch, and contributions from several jazz players (trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Steve Coleman and vocalist Cassandra Wilson). By the close of the album, those tracks are what the listener remembers, not the lightweight grooves. – John Bush

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